Beer City Bruiser impressed both fans and New Japan officials alike when he made his Japanese debut on the Honor Rising Tour this past February. Particularly of note was Bruiser admirably competing on short notice following the announcement that ROH World Champion Dalton Castle’s World Championship contender Beretta was severely injured and that a standby opponent would be scheduled. Bruiser, who had already won his match earlier that evening, was added to the bout and nearly left Japan the World Champion!
ROH and NJPW officials left Japan impressed and now, on the first joint tour following Honor Rising, Bruiser gets his opportunity to prove himself once more against a man that has headlined Wrestle Kingdom inside the Tokyo Dome and has held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Naito!
BEER CITY BRUISER vs. NAITO
It will be a clash of styles when a veteran looks to make a name for himself against one of the unquestionable best in the world in Toronto when the Beer City Bruiser takes on Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Naito in one-on-one action in a first-time bout!
Naito is one of the most accomplished stars in New Japan today, having held not only the IWGP Heavyweight Championship but also the IWGP Intercontinental Championship twice, Heavyweight Tag Team Championships twice, as well as winning the G1 Climax twice and New Japan Cup once! Naito has been one of the world’s biggest stars for the greater part of the last decade which makes Beer City Bruiser’s singles opportunity that much bigger!
The two will meet just a few nights before in Six Man Tag Action with Bruiser teaming up with ROH World Television Champion Silas Young and Brian Milonas against Naito and the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions EVIL and SANADA. While the focus of that match was the potential first-time encounter between Naito and Young, the attention now may turn to what can Young, Milonas, and Bruiser do to slow down Naito before Bruiser’s big singles bout!
Find out who will win this singles clash when War of the Worlds – Toronto streams LIVE for HonorClub!
The War of the Worlds Tour returns this Spring with action from top to bottom featuring all of your favorite Ring of Honor and New Japan stars! Dream matches, feuds, and championships will all be decided as the Lowell, Toronto, and Royal Oak stops will be aired LIVE on HonorClub with Chicago taking place as an international television taping! Limited tickets remain in Lowell and Chicago but you do not want to waste any more time! These events WILL sell out – get your tickets now!
WAR OF THE WORLDS – TORONTO, LIVE FOR ALL HONORCLUB MEMBERS
FRIDAY, MAY 11TH
BELL TIME @ 07:30 PM EDT
TED REEVE ARENA
175 MAIN STREET
M4E 2W2 TORONTO
IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPION JAY WHITE vs. PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS SOCAL UNCENSORED (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, FRANKIE KAZARIAN, & SCORPIO SKY) vs. CHAOS (ROPPONGI 3K & ROCKY ROMERO)
“THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. JUSHIN LIGER
THE YOUNG BUCKS (MATT & NICK JACKSON) vs. THE SSB (EVIL UNO & STU GRAYSON)
BEER CITY BRUISER vs. NAITO
ALSO SIGNED TO APPEAR:
CURRENT IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS EVIL & SANADA
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